Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Labor of Love
Sometimes the most amazing thing is finding the bravery to try something new and maybe impossible. That very bravery jumped into my heart when I saw an old leather crafter's magazine article about cobbled bags. They are made of super heavy leather, cobbled together using rivets or nails and then stretched via completely soaking the leather, tooling and all.
Talk about scary!!! Here: let's do at least 10 hours worth of tooling and then soak the bag and see if the tooling sticks!!! Yikes! It did, and the bag took on a really interesting shape. It's rather compact, and fits against the female hip as if made by the hand of the Almighty.
Soon it shall be painted, and then it shall be given two attachments where the rings shall be for the strap: a small pouch for a cell phone ( no more digging in my bag when it vibrates!!! ) and a slightly larger pouch for whatever one might want on hand.